Historical Maps of Polk County

Journey back in time with 67 historical maps of Polk County, dating from 1905 to present day. Explore and discover the history of Polk County through detailed topographic maps, featuring cities, landmarks, and geographical changes. Dive deeper into each map with our interactive high-resolution viewer and extensive library data. Every map in our collection is also available for purchase as a framed or unframed museum-quality print for those interested interested in bringing a part of history into their home. Begin your historical adventure now!
See more

  1. 1905 Map of Des Moines, 1954 Print
    1905 Map of Des Moines, 1954 Print
    1905 Des Moines Map
    Des Moines, IA
    1954 print
    1:62500 scale
  2. 1907 Map of Des Moines
    1907 Map of Des Moines
    1907 Des Moines Map
    Des Moines, IA
    1907 print
    1:62500 scale
  3. 1907 Map of Des Moines, 1919 Print
    1907 Map of Des Moines, 1919 Print
    1907 Des Moines Map
    Des Moines, IA
    1919 print
    1:62500 scale
  4. 1907 Map of Des Moines, 1924 Print
    1907 Map of Des Moines, 1924 Print
    1907 Des Moines Map
    Des Moines, IA
    1924 print
    1:62500 scale
  5. 1908 Map of Waukee
    1908 Map of Waukee
    1908 Waukee Map
    Polk County, IA
    1908 print
    1:62500 scale
  6. 1908 Map of Waukee, 1949 Print
    1908 Map of Waukee, 1949 Print
    1908 Waukee Map
    Polk County, IA
    1949 print
    1:62500 scale
  7. 1910 Map of Milo
    1910 Map of Milo
    1910 Milo Map
    Polk County, IA
    1910 print
    1:62500 scale
  8. 1910 Map of Milo, 1949 Print
    1910 Map of Milo, 1949 Print
    1910 Milo Map
    Polk County, IA
    1949 print
    1:62500 scale
  9. 1911 Map of Madrid, 1958 Print
    1911 Map of Madrid, 1958 Print
    1911 Madrid Map
    Polk County, IA
    1958 print
    1:62500 scale
  10. 1911 Map of Slater, 1960 Print
    1911 Map of Slater, 1960 Print
    1911 Slater Map
    Polk County, IA
    1960 print
    1:62500 scale
Showing maps 1-10 of 67

Top cities related to Polk County

See more

Top counties related to Polk County

See more

Frequently asked questions about Polk County historical maps

  • Can I purchase a physical print of a historical map of Polk County?

    Yes! Every map in our collection can be purchased as a museum-quality print that we meticulously lay out by hand to ensure the highest quality final product. We offer a variety of sizes and prints can be either framed or unframed. Explore purchase options by clicking the "Buy Print" button on any map page.

  • Why are historical maps of Polk County important for research and professional purposes?

    Historical maps of Polk County offer a unique perspective on an area's past, making them invaluable for environmental consultants, surveyors, legal professionals, geneologists, historians, and hobbyists alike. They are used in environmental site assessments, lot line research, and land dispute resolution.

  • What types of historical maps are available for Polk County?

    Our diverse collection includes detailed topographic maps from the United States Geological Survey's Historical Topographic Map Collection as well as from a variety of public and private collections we've sourced, each providing a unique glimpse into Polk County's past. We'll soon begin to offer historical aerial images as well.

  • What advanced features do you offer for professional use?

    We offer advanced features including 3D terrain visualization, georeferencing, customizeable base maps, multi-layering capabilities, and annotation tools. These features allow for in-depth analysis, customization, and report building utilizing our historical map collection.

  • How can I find a specific historical map of Polk County?

    Our platform has over 185,000 fully digitized and interactive maps, and 67 maps available specifically for Polk County. You can easily filter and search by address, place, date, scale, or landmark to find the specific map they need, or browse our collection by city, county, and state.

  • How can I contribute a historical map of Polk County that's not in your collection?

    We welcome contributions! If you have a map that isn't in our collection, reach out to us at hello@pastmaps.com. We can assist with digitizing individual maps or entire collections.

  • What is the oldest map of Polk County in your collection?

    The oldest map of Polk County in our collection is from 1905.

  • How can I download a map of Polk County?

    Every map in our collection can be freely downloaded as a high-resolution GeoTIFF or GeoPDF file. You can use this file with mapping software or print it out for personal use.